General preferences

General preferences are basic settings in Final Cut Pro.

General pane of Preferences window

Time Display

  • Time Display: Use this pop-up menu to choose the time mode for Final Cut Pro. Changes in this setting affect the time display (for the position of the skimmer or the playhead) in the Dashboard in the center of the toolbar, as well as trimming and navigation operations in Final Cut Pro. You have the following options:

    • Timecode display

    • Timecode display including subframes

    • Duration in frames

    • Duration in seconds

Dialog warnings

  • Reset All: Click this button to reset all warning dialogs that you dismissed by selecting the “Do not remind me again” checkbox.

Note: For information about library backups, see Restore a library from automatic backups and Manage storage locations.